Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
7 April , 2011 - Harmer's International, Inc.
sale took place in New York City in early April. Included in the sale
was a small but significant group of early Canadian covers. What caught
our attention about these covers was how high the prices realized were
compared to the auctioneer’s estimates. Here are 4 of the covers.
All prices are in $US.
Canada, 1868-76 Large Queens 15¢ gray and 1¢ yellow orange (Scott 30, 23), fine copies tied by HALIFAX DE 31 70 duplex cancels on folded letter sheet bearing blue Atherton Hughes DEC 8 1890 St Pierre Miquelon cds. Calais and red London transits and red "PD" in oval, on reverse CETTE 25 JANU 71 receiver., ex Pratt, 1963 BPA Cert.
Canada, 1868 Large
Queen ½¢ black + 1872 Small Queen 2¢ green (Scott 36,
21), ½¢ pair center perfs touch, Small Queen 2¢ VF,
all tied by cork cancels on envelope bearing weak Presque Isle OC 9
77 cds and on revese, transit and Hampton receiver. Attractive 2 issue
Canada, 1870-89 Small Queen 3¢ orange red pair together with Nfld 1887 3¢ dark blue pair (Scott 37, Nfld 49b), the former cancelled by grid the latter tied by pen cancels, all on envelope with a few tears, bearing St. Pierre et Miquelon 15 MARS 75 cds strikes, Harbor-Grace receiver, on reverse Nova Scotia transits. Fascinating documentation of the travails of the cover on exhibition page, ex Pratt.